Nothing screams 1992 like Ween on a major label. Yes, this, their 3rd album, was released by Elektra Records, beginning a fruitful run of albums on the imprint that would last until 2000’s White Pepper, and it’s pretty much impossible to imagine the majors taking a chance on a band even remotely close to Ween in 2017. The album’s high production value makes their quirky experimental songwriting sound infinitely brighter than it did on their first two records which were recorded at home. Although he’d never admit it in a million years, you can hear the seeds of Ariel Pink’s oddball pop foreshadowed on tracks like “Sarah,” “Pumpin’ 4 The Man,” and “I Saw Gener Cryin’ In His Sleep.” Includes the non-edited version of “Push The Little Daisies.” Quite possibly their finest record, and certainly the ideal jumping-off point for anyone curious about the weird world of Ween. Thankfully, many of their records have been made available via a number of fantastic pressings in recent years, with the notable exception of Pure Guava, which still has never been officially released on vinyl in the United States, but this gorgeous 180 gram import pressing on two-tone magenta colored wax is really something to behold.
- 180g magenta colored vinyl
- import pressing
- music label: Schnitzel Records 2017
reviewed by fat boy (asshole) 11/2017